Senior Grants & Contracts Officer (Hybrid) - (3676)

Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Published 15 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
USD $90,314 - $109,190 / year


Job Description:

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is hiring a Senior Grants and Contracts Officer for our Grants and Contracts Team. We invite you to join a team united by a single goal: to transform our interconnected world into a network of more peaceful and equitable societies. IIE’s team members share a belief that when education transcends borders, it opens minds, enabling people to go beyond building connections to solving problems together.

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Job Summary:

This position will work with the Grants and Contracts Team. The mission of Grants & Contracts is to support IIE teams in delivering outstanding programs while making sure we are in compliance with regulations and sponsors' requirements. Grants & Contracts accomplishes this mission by providing excellent service, by building trust and communicating openly, and by empowering IIE team members in compliance. We strive to be accessible, resourceful, and reliable subject matter experts.

This role supports the lifecycle of a portfolio of awards, providing contractual and compliance guidance to program implementers. S/he is regarded as a subject matter expert with regard to complex contractual & grant compliance and internal policies & procedures.

Essential Functions:

• Advises IIE team members on compliance-related processes and interpretation of related contractual language.

• Reviews and negotiates awards and amendments. Drafts, reviews, and negotiates subawards and amendments. Liaises with IIE internal stakeholders and clients on compliance-related issues. Supports the systematic closeout of awards in the portfolio. Identifies, recommends, and/or implements changes to process or templates to improve these processes.

• Serves as subject matter expert for a specific grants and contracts-related topic. Develops related tools and resources to build internal capacity and drive organizational compliance with IIE policy and client requirements.

• Reviews complex proposal budgets and budget narratives. Reads and compares solicitation or other client budget instructions to that budgeted costs are allowable and in accordance with client regulations and IIE policies. Recommends and negotiates changes as needed.

• Develops departmental process improvements by developing tools, templates, and procedures.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

• Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least five years of related work experience, or combination education and experience.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Experience supporting compliance with the terms of contracts or related funding instruments; preferably for those funded by the US government.

• Working knowledge of pertinent regulations including OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200).

• Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to recognize and analyze difficult situations and to take appropriate action.

• Experience analyzing financial documents and processes and interpreting contractual requirements and grants, operating instructions, policies, and procedure manuals.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to maintain confidentiality for sensitive issues and projects.

• Strong negotiation skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated training experience preferred.

• USAID experience preferred.

• Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Experience processing payments and/or making international travel arrangements, preferred.

• Demonstrated knowledge working with Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM and Power BI, a plus.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary Range:$90,314 - $109,190. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, internal organizational equity, and geographic region.

IIE offers a robust suite of benefits to team members including medical, dental, and vision plans, paid time off and holidays, student loan and tuition reimbursement programs, professional development reimbursement program, retirement plans and a family medical leave benefits.

Please visit our careers page for further details.

The Institute of International Education (“IIE”) has a hybrid work environment that allows team members a combination of in-office and telework at any of the locations listed.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job Description:

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is hiring a Senior Grants and Contracts Officer for our Grants and Contracts Team. We invite you to join a team united by a single goal: to transform our interconnected world into…


Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

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